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1 Brian Lane, Executive Officer, ITS Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado An Overview of the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS)

2 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado ITS Contributions to NTIA Strategic Objectives ITS ContributionDOC Strategic Objectives Spectrum and propagation measurements Promote U.S. telecom and information infrastructure development Standards development Improve foreign trade opportunities for U.S. telecom firms Joint research with industry Audio, Video and Multimedia Quality Research Enhance domestic competitiveness Spectrum sharing research Facilitate more efficient and effective use of radio spectrum

3 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado ITS Funding Total: $16.1 million $7 million Direct Funding from Congress (S&E) $1 million Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) $8 million Reimbursable Funding from Federal Agencies Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) — $100K 50% Direct Funding 50% Reimbursable

4 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado Major Research Programs Spectrum Sharing Research Spectrum Measurement Research Radio Propagation Research ITU-T and ITU-R studies Public Safety Communications Research Audio, Video and Multimedia Quality Research Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado July 20104

5 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado Joint effort between ITS and NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards (NIST/OLES) One of the longest-running Other Agency-funded efforts (≈14 yrs) Supports DOJ and DHS interoperable public safety communications efforts Areas of research  Land Mobile Radio Standards  Broadband Standards  Interoperability device testing  Emerging standards and technologies Public Safety July

6 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado Radio Propagation Research Development and Maintenance of Propagation Models On-Line Propagation Models and Data via TA Services Geographic Information System (GIS) Applications Recent Development of Short- Range (<1 km) Propagation Model Ultra-Low Antenna Height Modeling and Measurements Development of a Ground- Conductivity Measurement System July 20106

7 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado Spectrum Measurement Research Spectrum Measurements  Occupancy  Individual Transmitters  Noise Field measurement efforts to resolve and prevent interference  Radars  Communication Systems  Radio-Jamming Systems in Prisons Spectrum-Sharing R&D  Dynamic Frequency Sharing (DFS) Research in Radar Bands  Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Testbed for LMR bands  Interference Protection Criteria (IPC) for Spectrum-Sharing July 20107

8 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado July RSMS Van

9 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado Table Mountain “Quiet Zone” July 20109

10 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado ITU-T and ITU-R Studies Leadership of ITU and U.S. Telecommunications Standards Committees and Contributions  U.S. Standards Proposals  ITU Recommendations and Associated Industry Standards  Technical Support for U.S. Administration in ITU-R Study Group 3 and Working Parties 3J, 3K, 3L, 3M, 5B, 5D, 6C, and ITU-T Study Group 9  ITU-R U.S. Chair of Study Group 3  ITU-T U.S. Chair of Study Group 9  ITU-T International Chair of Study Group 9 Institute for Telecommunication Sciences – Boulder, Colorado

11 Questions? Visit the ITS website and download publications at Visit the ITS website and download publications at ITS Director’s Office 325 Broadway Boulder, CO (303) July


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